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Best of / Year End

John Kelman's Best of 2006

By Published: December 22, 2006
Selected picks representing the top recorded events in jazz and beyond for 2006....

Jazz New Releases


Iro Haarla
Northbound

(ECM)

Joe Locke/Geoffrey Keezer Group
Live in Seattle

(Origin)

The Vandermark 5
A Discontinuous Line

(Atavistic)



Stephan Oliva
Miroirs

(Minium Music)

Trio Beyond
Saudades

(ECM)

Nels Cline
New Monastery: A View into the Music of Andrew Hill

(Cryptogramophone)



John Taylor
Angel of the Presence

(Cam Jazz)

David Binney
Cities and Desire

(Criss Cross)

Chris Potter
Underground

(Sunnyside)



Bill Frisell
Bill Frisell, Ron Carter, Paul Motian

(Nonesuch)

Nik Bartsch's Ronin
Stoa

(ECM)

Marc Copland
New York Trio Recordings Vol. 1: Modinha

(Pirouet)


Reissues/Historical Releases


Miles Davis
The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions

(Prestige)

Tony Williams
Mosaic Select 24

(Mosaic)

Soft Machine
Grides

(Cuneiform)



Soft Machine
Floating World Live

(Moonjune)

Weather Report
Forecast: Tomorrow

(Legacy Recordings)

Steve Reich
Phases: A Nonesuch Retrospective

(Nonesuch)


Progressive/Fusion/Other


Brian Eno/David Byrne
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts

(Nonesuch)

Rez Abbasi
Bazaar

(Zoho)

Scott Kinsey
Kinesthetics

(Abstract Logix)



John McLaughlin
Industrial Zen

(Verve)

Robert Fripp
Exposure

(Discipline Global Mobile)

Univers Zero
Live

(Cuneiform)


New Discoveries


Alex Machacek
[sic]

(Abstract Logix)

So Percussion
Amid the Noise

(Cantaloupe Music)

Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra
The Mothership Plays the Music of Mike Nock

(Jazzgroove Records)


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